2017 Celebrity Sports Dinner



The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club is excited to announce that former Hurricanes goaltender and current TSN hockey analyst Jamie McLennan, along with SportsCentre hosts Natasha Staniszewski and Kate Beirness, will headline the 12th Annual Celebrity Sports Dinner that will take place on Saturday, January 27th at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre.

McLennan, nicknamed Noodles, played parts of three seasons with the Hurricanes from 1989 until 1991. He appeared in a total of 97 regular season games with the ‘Canes posting a record of 52-22-6 with an .888 save percentage. He was a part of the 1990 and 1991 Western Hockey League Final appearances with the ‘Canes. McLennan, who was drafted by the New York Islanders, went on to play 254 National Hockey League games with the Islanders, St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers and Florida Panthers. He is currently a TSN hockey analyst.

Staniszewski and Beirness are the late-night SportsCentre duo. Staniszewski, who hails from Edmonton, began her broadcasting career in 2006 at CTV Yorkton working as a news reporter. She went on to climb the Bell Media ranks with stops at CTV Prince Albert, CTV Saskatoon and CTV Edmonton before moving to Toronto to join TSN in 2009. She has hosted SportsCentre since 2011.

Beirness, who is originally from Port Perry, Ontario, began her broadcasting career at Sportsnet as a booking agent for their On-Air commentators. Beirness went on to volunteer with Rogers TV for two years before accepting a part-time sports anchoring position with Rogers TV. She then moved to A-Channel in Barrie, Ontario before landing with TSN in 2009. Along with Staniszewski, Beirness has hosted SportsCentre since 2013.

The evening will begin at 6:00pm with cocktails while the program will commence at 7:00pm. The night will include a silent and live auction. Tickets for the event are $1,250 for a table of 10 or $150 per person. Tickets, along with sponsorship opportunities, can be purchased by calling Dylan or Tamara at 403-328-1986. Alternatively, you can download the registration form here, and email it to or fax to 403-329-1622.

In addition, prior to the event, from 4:30 – 6:00PM there will be a special VIP Reception held with McLennan, Staniszewski and Beirness for an addition $50 per person. Limited seats are available for the reception and you must have a ticket to the dinner to be eligible to purchase a ticket for the VIP Reception.